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Old 29th November 2015, 23:30   #2236
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Hi Aromasfet, how many characters did your SA give for the Hyundai. My i20Active SA gives me only 17 Character that ends in Numerals. Thanks
Hi itssmano, The SA gave me only 17 characters. This doesn't have the manufacturing month. The complete 19 character VIN is marked under the driver's seat below the carpet flap which can be opened. The last two characters will be "*X", Where X indicates the manufacturing month.
In my case this was *H, which corresponds to Aug. I also found a small paper note below the center console which indicated the exact date (4th Aug). probably when it rolled out of the production line.
This also matches with the datecode of the tyres, 31st Week 2015, which is the last week of July & beginning of Aug.

You can probably ask the SA for the VIN under the driver's seat, or you could check it yourself when you do the pre-registration check.
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Could you help me decode this VIN- MEEHSRCF6FA003972 . The Sales rep has given it for my new Duster want to know which month production.

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VIN- MEEHSRCF6FA003972 - Duster
Congrats! It's October 2015 model. The tenth character 'F' represents the year 2015 and the eleventh character 'A' represents the October month.
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hi just booked my 1.6 s cross alpha.

I have been given 2 VIN to choose from. both the cars are apparently in bangalore and they will get the chosen car shipped to coimbatore.

MA3FNJJ1S00100877

MA3FNJJ1S00104101

Kindly help in decoding the VIN.

thanks in advance.

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just booked my 1.6 s cross alpha.

MA3FNJJ1S00100877
MA3FNJJ1S00104101

Kindly help in decoding the VIN.
Congrats! Please ask your sales advisor to provide the full VIN as Maruti Suzuki's VIN has 21 characters. The last two characters (20 & 21) of the VIN represent the month and year respectively.

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Ok one quick question
My daughter is taking delivery of her new baleno. The VIN Numbar given by the dealer is as under
MA3EWB22SFL109031
Which month ?
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new baleno
MA3EWB22SFL109031
Please refer the above post of mine. Maruti Suzuki's VIN will have 21 characters.
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Get the VIN again from your SA and clearly tell him to give the 21 characters length.
Hey apology for the delayed reply as i skipped seeing your post.

Well the Ciaz arrived last month & everything from PDI to the Delivery went well, Thanks
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Please refer the above post of mine. Maruti Suzuki's VIN will have 21 characters.
You need to check again.
Baleno has only 17 letter VIN.
Check out the Baleno official review. Picture of VIN posted there
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Hi all.

Vin of my polo GT TSI.

Kindly help decoding.
MEXL15600GT052162

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Congrats! Please ask your sales advisor to provide the full VIN as Maruti Suzuki's VIN has 21 characters. The last two characters (20 & 21) of the VIN represent the month and year respectively.

Thanks. I cancelled the s cross booking. Going with a polo GT TSI. Have put up the VIN for that in this thread.

Looks like Nov 2015 after reading the first page of this thread. Kindly opine.
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Hi all.

Vin of my polo GT TSI.

Kindly help decoding.
MEXL15600GT052162

Thanks.
Congratulations! Your car is a November 2015 make.
4th digit = L. That means your car is a November make.
5th and 6th digit combined = 15. That means your car is a 2015 make.

P.S - Going for a Volkswagen after the recall?
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Vin of my polo GT TSI.

MEXL15600GT052162
Congrats! It's November month model. The fourth character 'L' represents the November month. The fifth and sixth character represents the production year and in your case, it's 15 which stands for 2015. The tenth character 'G' represents that it's a 2016 model.

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You need to check again.
Baleno has only 17 letter VIN.
Check out the Baleno official review. Picture of VIN posted there
I too noted the Baleno VIN stamping in our official review. There are two pictures for VIN in our review and here are those:

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The two characters(20&21) will be stamped following the special character as shown here:

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I request the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno owners to confirm the location of the full VIN.

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Hi,

I have been shared the following details for my Baleno. Could someone please help decode this for me?

Engine No: 4124226
Chasis No: 113489
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Hi,

I have been shared the following details for my Baleno. Could someone please help decode this for me?

Engine No: 4124226
Chasis No: 113489
Get the VIN again from the SA.

It will start with MA3... It is a 17 or 21 character code.
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